Hosted by the Association for Coaching.
About this Event:
This event focuses on David’s pioneering work with Narrative Coaching (NC), and how this offers a rich resource to draw from in looking at what our clients need from us now.
The event is split over 2 half-day sessions.
Session One: 16th March 2023
This session will focus on the first two core NC practices:
- Being radically present requires the personal maturity to self-regulate so we can help our clients do the same in these unsettling times. After an introduction to attachment theory and narrative release, you will engage in a practice to experience what becomes possible when you let go of old stories about your role as a coach.
- Noticing the field requires the spiritual maturity to be fully aware of what is happening in a session across many dimensions. After an introduction to the philosophy, you will engage in a practice to experience what becomes possible when you let go of seeing coaching as a transaction you are responsible for.
Session One: 27th April 2023
This session builds on the first, with a focus on the further three core NC practices:
- Using stories as told requires the professional maturity to see yourself as walking alongside your clients on a change journey already underway. After an introduction to a narrative frame, you will engage in a practice to experience what becomes possible if you allow yourself to only use what is in the stories as you engage with clients.
- Scaffolding what is emerging requires the social maturity to know that the readiness of clients to do the work is the key contributor to their success. After an introduction to zones of proximal development, you will engage in a practice to experience what becomes possible if you focus on what wants to emerge in the moment and the scaffolding it needs to do so.
- Sustaining what matters requires the contextual maturity to be able to work without goals yet enable your clients to move in their desired direction. After an introduction to serious play, you will engage in a practice to experience what becomes possible if you allow yourself to move between roles as a coach.
Both sessions are designed to be both informative and highly experiential. There will be plenty of time for Q&A. You will be given a worksheet you can use to continue your practice between the two sessions as well as record your observations and reflections.
In This Virtual Event You Will Learn:
- Why radical presence is the foundation for everything we do as a coach
- How to notice more of what is happening in a session and in yourself in real time
- How to use the characters in a story as resources to help you and your client
- How to support what wants to happen rather than trying to make things happen
- How to make profound things happen in coaching without having to use goals
David Drake is CEO of The Moment Institute in Portland, Oregon. He has been a pioneer in the coaching space for 25 years, including as the founder of Narrative Coaching. He has taught this work to practitioners in over 40 countries.
He has used his innovative approach to help organizations integrate coaching into how business gets done, transform how they deliver services, and reimagine their change and leadership development programs. He currently serves as the Learning & Development Advisor for Ovida, an AI start-up in the coaching space.
David earned his PhD in Human & Organizational Development from Fielding Graduate University in California, and he is a Thought Leader for the Institute of Coaching at Harvard.